Make Your Own Black Snake Firework Noveltites

Black snakes are popular firework novelties that are fun to light, sit back and watch “slither” around. Use a punk or a lighter to ignite the black snake, the resulting effect is a long black tube of fragile ash that “snakes” as it grows longer and longer. Because...

Firework Glossary Letter of the Day: S

What letter do you think of when you watch fireworks? If you’re stuck, just imagine the way fireworks stimulate your senses with sparks, smoke and sound. Instantly, the letter S comes to mind! Read on to find out all the other important “S” words in the pyrotechnic...

How Aerial Shells Work

Aerial shells are a very popular category of consumer fireworks on the market. We love to watch them anytime of the year, from the Fourth of July to New Years Eve and at many other festivities on the calendar. Most of us take these powerful devices for granted,...

Why an Aerial Firework Might Misfire

Check out this firework that explodes near the ground. In the background you can see an aerial firework being shot off; it begins its ascent and then bursts into a large display too low off of the ground. If the actual effects look like they are shooting straight...

Firework Glossary Letters of the Day: P, Q and R

Brush up on your pyrotechnic studies with these new definitions beginning with the letters P, Q and R. Staying up to date on your firework terms will keep you informed and in-the-know when it’s time to start planning your next blow out extravaganza. What are you...